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Guillemots: Madame Jo-Jo's, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 6 October 2005

THIS WEEK'S BAND-OF-THE-MOMENT make an entrance that can be classified as either an exciting piece of theatre or a takeover of the venue by a bunch of clowns. Clanging a variety of children's instruments, the Birmingham quartet caper through the audience, leader Fyfe Dangerfield waving what might be a Hoover hose. Reaching the stage, Dangerfield plonks himself behind a keyboard, shakes his big, leonine head and shrieks. This dies to a quavering sob, the other instruments erratically clank into life, and they're off, fumbling through something that's neither free jazz nor rock. How I'd love to read the minds of the major-label people who have just paid big bucks for these misfits.

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